Hamamelis Virginiana? We Call It The Shrub Of Life. Made of extract from the Witch Hazel shrub (Hamamelis Virginiana) and a combination of other time-tested components THAYERS Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Formula Astringents and Alcohol-Free Toners are soothing, natural treatments which cleanse, firmness and soothe your skin. THAYERS will be the only Witch Hazel items made from non-distilled extract from the Witch Hazel plant keeping the highest levels of therapeutic tannins. Directions: Lather with water and start using.